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At Investigators Greater London we believe in keeping our clients well informed. In these articles you will find detailed information about how private detectives work, and all that is new in the field of private investigation.

Future Surveillance Technologies

Gathering information is a crucial part of any investigation, and an absolute must when investigating cases of matrimonial infidelity or insurance fraud, private investigation companies are usually quick to seize upon future surveillance technologies as they are released. A lot of these technologies are developed in the military arena, although they are initially very expensive mainly due to the R&D expense, the cost soon reduces once they become produced in mass volume and the component parts are produced in countries with lower costs such as the far east. Take for instance the development of UAV (Unmanned Ariel Vehicle) which are planes without on-board pilots. These have been used to fly in otherwise dangerous airspace and deliver payloads to high risk locations. Now take that full-size technology and miniaturize it……..well its already happened, as illustrated in the picture below. (see the British Army Test pictures and video below) If we use Gordon Moores law, which is essentially cost halves and capacity doubles each 18 months it follows that the development of these unit will soon be common place in the theatre of war, and not long after, civilian life. It is, depending on your point of view (not) that the future is most definitely Orwellian. Current surveillance technologies such as CCTV and speed cameras pale to insignificance with the advent of what is being developed and the word privacy may soon have to be redefined. We are as, a company and individuals, firm proponents of individual and societal rights to privacy. Mass surveillance (CCTV) has not reduced crime, it has therefore been proven, not to work for the purpose it was intended. The micro-nano UAV below is not so much in future as around...

Fingerprints

Most people know that human fingers can leave fingerprints on surfaces which is enabled via the secretions from the eccrine glands. These are markers to an individuals identity with the chance of another individual having the same fingerprint pattern at  1:64 million and as such is and has been used as a form of individuality for thousands of year. More recently it has been a bedrock of forensic science used to eliminate or identify a culprit whose prints are found at the scene of a crime. Biometrics have harnessed and use fingerprints are recognition giving access to common items such laptops or door locks. Today fingerprint analysis is more commonly being used in private civil and corporate cases where doubt has been cast and we are called upon to help resolve issues that will not likely see a criminal prosecution follow but resolve sensitive cases where publicity is best avoided or confidentiality is absolutely required, which is why we avoid naming past or present clients for whom we act. Dactyloscopy as the technique of fingerprinting used with the Henry classification to them match of eliminate prints which are compared. While fingerprints can be removed from the finger tips the residue DNA can’t be removed and is specifically unique to every individual in our global population thereby positively identifying the perpetrator/s. We can turn around our reports in 24hrs and advise that you call us in the first instance to discuss your...
Audio Surveillance Devices

Audio Surveillance Devices

Investigators Greater London have had a lot of clients asking for installation of Audio Surveillance Devices in private premises and private vehicles.Whilst installing in private premises you require a good place, out of view to deploy the device in what ever room you require the device to record in, however when dealing with vehicles a couple of things need to be taken into consideration; if the vehicle is quite new you can place the device almost any where, but making sure you avoid installing it near stereo speakers. Commercial vehicles however are a very different prospect altogether, since you have an awful lot of background noise to deal with, We have found that when deploying in mini buses and other PSV vehicles the best place to deploy is behind the front passenger chair underneath the seat belt holder. Placing the device here cuts out the engine noise of most engines, even old diesels whilst being far enough away from the stereo speakers to capture all of your essential voice recordings. Mini Recorders At Investigators Greater London we recommend using these Audio Surveillance Devices devices , you will be amazed will the quality of the recordings, it’s size and weight. These devices which are produced and distributed from Russia. operate a recording time of  300 up to 1200 hours depending on your recording mode If set up in Voice Activated System (VAS) mode the recording time can reach the 1200 hours, however if there is a lot of vocal activity your recording time will shorten, so you make sure you arrange for the devices to be swapped over whilst the old ones contents can be recovered and the unit recharged ready...

Child Custody Investigations

The following details a child custody case. A mother was concerned that her child’s father was possibly mistreating their child on weekend visits. A surveillance operation was scheduled to observe the father and child over the following few weeks. The father and child were followed to an indoor children’s play area of a large shopping mall. This continued and regular reports were given to the mother. On each 6hr observation the father demonstrated exemplary paternal care of the child. There were no concerns, as the hours passed it was noted how tired the child became leading to the child crying for his mother and saying he wanted to go home. The father and child would depart at these point, returning the child to his mother. On relaying the results to the client we were instructed to carry out further surveillance operations for the next two weekends. The pattern was repeated on subsequent paternal visits and again we stated that there were no concerns regarding the fathers behaviour and treatment of the child. Our result found that the child was suffering from mild exhaustion towards the end of the visitation, not as a result of the fathers actions but in part the child was suffering due to over-excitement and exertions during the visits. We advised the mother to seeks resolution via a Counsellor to work out their differences and avoid additional legal expenses and court appearances. They eventually found common ground whilst avoiding huge unnecessary legal costs to benefit of their child. Whilst our endeavours are not always this rewarding we have a duty of care to our client and always seek a positive outcome. If you have any concerns...